The world beyond 2015The world faces some serious challenges, and higher education is an essential part of the response. Universities are already engaging with these issues, but are still trying to articulate their current and potential role.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015 and will be replaced by a new set of international targets. Whatever the goals that emerge, higher education will play a fundamental role in enabling countries to achieve them.

What next for universities? How will higher education respond to the challenges and goals that emerge beyond 2015 – and is it ready?

It’s time to consider the implications of the new international agenda for higher education, to reflect on how the sector can respond to the challenges and goals that emerge, and to examine whether universities are indeed ready to meet those challenges.

This October, the Association of Commonwealth Universities has launched a campaign to raise awareness of how higher education can and should respond to global challenges beyond 2015. You can join in showcasing ideas, initiatives and reflections from across the world and demonstrating how universities respond to local, national and international issues.

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